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Beaver World


f8 11 9.2k 22 England
2 Dec 2011 11:00PM
Has anyone been to this place? if so what did you think please
http://www.beaverwaterworld.com/FILMING%20DAYS.pdf

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StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
3 Dec 2011 3:12AM
Is this another British joke?Grin
Dave_E 6 125 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 6:16AM
Apparently not............

http://www.beaverwaterworld.com/

Make of it what you will.
Gaucho e2
12 2.4k 2 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 9:21AM
Denny, you seem to be struggling with British humour recently. Took me nearly 40 years but I think I'm getting there Wink
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
3 Dec 2011 4:18PM
I suspect Denny might be confusing 2 different meanings of the word "beaver" Wink
bfgstew 8 668 105 England
3 Dec 2011 4:52PM
Methinks the term 'beaver' used as a slang for a ladies garden was an Americanism, coined by the great Jack Nicholson in 'One flew over the Cuckoo's nest'
MeanGreeny 9 3.7k England
3 Dec 2011 7:36PM

Quote:Methinks the term 'beaver' used as a slang for a ladies garden was an Americanism, coined by the great Jack Nicholson in 'One flew over the Cuckoo's nest'


Hardly.

Apparently the earliest written evidence is from 1927 and there are unsubstantiated claims it's as a result of the material used to manufacture 'merkins' in the 17th Century. [Go look that term up].

As an aside, the Americans here should now be able to work out why the Brits crack up every time a President of the USA [and especially Reagan] said/says: 'My fellow 'mericans.

Grin

Also from the Online Etymylogical Dictionary:

O.E. beofor, befer (earlier bebr), from P.Gmc. *bebruz (cf. O.S. bibar, O.N. bjorr, M.Du., Du. bever, Low Ger. bever, O.H.G. bibar, Ger. Biber), from PIE *bhebhrus, reduplication of base *bher- (3) "brown, bright" (cf. Lith. bebrus, Czech bobr, Welsh befer; see bear (n.) for the likely reason for this). Gynecological sense ("female genitals, especially with a display of pubic hair") is 1927 British slang, transferred from earlier meaning "a bearded man" (1910), from the appearance of split beaver pelts. beauté du diable (lit. "devil's beauty") is used as a French phrase in English from 1825.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
3 Dec 2011 7:40PM
It was a joke.Tongue
Gaucho e2
12 2.4k 2 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 8:56PM
A Canadian joke! Cool!
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 10:01PM
A favourite of mine, is the scene from one of the Naked Gun films, where Pricisla Presley is up the step laddersWinkTongueGrin

Who wouldn't? - bi-genders includedTongue
chris.maddock 13 3.4k United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 10:05PM

Quote:A Canadian joke! Cool!


The best Canadian joke I've heard was told by a Yank staying at the same B&B as us last summer.

Apparently they were having trouble deciding what to call their new country so they decided to try pulling letters out of a bag at random to see what they got;

"It's a C, eh"
"Now an N, eh"
"and a D, eh"

"That'll do"

WinkWinkWink
Phil_D 8 81 Scotland
4 Dec 2011 7:57AM
Worst Canadian joke ever - poutine . . .Sad

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